Writing letters is a hobby of mine that I absolutely adore. Because half of my family lives overseas, letters were imperative to my childhood. Before email, my grandparents would send aerogrammes or postcards every week, and my parents encouraged my siblings and me to write them back. On top of general correspondence, my mom also insisted we write thank you notes for any gifts or kindnesses, and that’s a habit I’ll always thank her for. Notes are just nice.
Now I write letters or cards whenever I have a spare second. When my computer freezes while rendering images for a design project, I’ll take that time to write a few thank you notes or a long letter to my sister. Each month, I try to send heartfelt birthday cards to all of my friends. And when I travel, I pack stamps and my address book so I can send postcards to my friends and grandma. I do everything I can to keep the postal service in business and to keep mail from becoming a lost art. Letter-writing is a must for me, and if you’re just getting started with it or are wanting to make it a habit, I recommend getting these pen pal essentials for yourself. Write, write, write! // susannah
P.S. Need a cocktail to go with it? I’d recommend the Airmail, of course.
1. Sugar Paper Note Cards ($16) // 2. Unused Vintage Stamps ($6) // 3. Poppin Assorted Gel Ink Pens ($9) // 4. The Letter Ledger 2.0 by Paper and Type ($20) // 5. Starboard Press Custom Return Address Stamp ($37) // 6. Rifle Paper Pony Express Social Stationery ($22) // 7. The Lettermate Addressing Stencil ($14.95) // 8.ban.do Bando Florabunda Pouch ($12) // 9. Ruled Letter Opener by Izola ($20) // 10. Card-file Address Book by BethBee ($18.45)
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